Whether you’re thinking of selling your home or not, how to add value to a property is something that all home owners should consider.
However, while some additions may add extra value to your home (such as a new kitchen), there are very few that can actually change the whole look and feel of your home – a good conservatory does just that.
It can be a big decision though and there are some common questions that many people have when considering investing in a conservatory…
Will a conservatory actually add value to my home?
One of the most common concerns that many people have when looking into getting a conservatory is ‘will it actually add value to my property?’
A study carried out by Zopa says that building a conservatory is actually the best way to add value to your property, and it can return more than 100% profit on your investment.
There are some caveats though.
It goes without saying that much will depend on the quality of the conservatory fitted.
A poorly fitted or poor quality conservatory can actually detract from the value of your home – so it’s worth ensuring you invest in quality.
An Everest conservatory is manufactured to the highest quality. Once constructed it will not rot, rust, peel or flake so they are guaranteed to stay looking great, while the quality glass means they can be used all year round.
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Will installing a conservatory be a lengthy process?
One major concern that many people have is the upheaval of installing a conservatory – can it be done soon? How long will it take for the installers to finish the job?
Of course, there are so many variables that giving an all-encompassing answer is impossible. Things like size, weather and availability of materials can all make a difference to the speed of installation.
Good installers aim to begin fitting a conservatory within six weeks of your order being placed.
However, communication is key.
Ensure you have an open and honest dialogue with your installers and get them to give you regular updates about how things are progressing. That way, if there are any unexpected delays or bumps in the road, you can be prepared and make arrangements accordingly.
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Will it fit in with the existing design of my home?
Again, this comes down to choosing the right conservatory for your home.
Ultimately the decision will come down to you – but ensuring you have a good installer who can make expert recommendations is essential.
For example, Everest conservatories come in a wide range of styles – from a classic orangery to a modern flat-roofed extension – that are sympathetic to the existing look of your home.
Conservatories shouldn’t be a ‘one size fits all’ addition and give short shrift to any company that attempts to tell you otherwise.
Whether you are looking to add value, extend your home or create a feature that sets your home apart, a good conservatory fulfils all those criteria.
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